The Representation of the Federal States
of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein

The Representation of the Federal States of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein is centrally located between the Bundesrat and Bundestag (Upper and Lower House of German Parliament) and between Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburger Tor. It is also situated directly next to the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe

LVB

LVB

Data

1st prize EU open competition 1997

realization
06/1999–05/2001

total completion 
2002

data
gross cubic volume 59,090 m3, usable floor space 5,732 m2, construction volume (cost class 300+400 net) 21.9 Mio Euro

client
States of Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony

structural engineering
Bollinger+Grohmann GmbH, Frankfurt

energy concept
ISE Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme, Freiburg i. Br.

building services engineering
Scholze Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Leinfelden-Echterdingen

fire prevention concept
HHP Ingenieurgesellschaft für Brandschutz mbH, Berlin

acoustics, building physics
Ingenieurbüro Heinrichs, Büttelborn

photos
Thomas Eicken, Mühltal
Simone Rosenberg, Hamburg/Düsseldorf

Description

The Representation of the Federal States of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein is centrally located between the Bundesrat and Bundestag (Upper and Lower House of German Parliament) and between Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburger Tor. It is also situated directly next to the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe.

Text from the design concept in 1997:

'The Representation of the Federal States in Berlin are imaginary places in terms of their importance – imaginary because the significance of their representation is far more important then that of the actual buildings function. They represent the national federal principle, the Federal Council and with that, a modern and complex society. The function of the building itself is however, limited to offering office, administration and lodging spaces. The task therefore is to find a type of architecture that does not purely represent and portray the buildings spatial functions. ...

The Representation of the Federal States of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein is centrally located between the Bundesrat and Bundestag (Upper and Lower House of German Parliament) and between Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburger Tor. It is also situated directly next to the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe.

Text from the design concept in 1997:

'The Representation of the Federal States in Berlin are imaginary places in terms of their importance – imaginary because the significance of their representation is far more important then that of the actual buildings function. They represent the national federal principle, the Federal Council and with that, a modern and complex society. The function of the building itself is however, limited to offering office, administration and lodging spaces. The task therefore is to find a type of architecture that does not purely represent and portray the buildings spatial functions. ...

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